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How to get the Most from Family Pictures

Course to be held at the Society of Genealogists (SoG), Saturday, 13 December 2014; 10:30 - 17:00

This full-day course is a visual Power Point presentation that provides an in-depth guide to dating, analysing and understanding all types of family portraits, from inherited paintings, drawings and silhouettes, to Victorian studio photographs and 20th century snapshots. Accurate dating is essential when trying to identify and discover more about unlabelled family pictures and the course demonstrates how to establish an accurate time frame, using a variety of techniques and research tools. It also discusses the portrait tradition and considers the historical context in which artworks and, later, photographs were commissioned: what did these special pictures mean to our ancestors and how should we interpret them?

A full-day course at the Society of Genealogists (SoG) with Jayne Shrimpton, author of the book of the same title. Copies available through the Society of Genealogists Bookshop

Please note this course has been re-scheduled from its original date of 13 September.

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